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Time to pick the all-stars

You can see the All-Star selection show Sunday at 1 on TBS and fans will then be told the candidates for the final roster spot on each team, which will be selected via an online vote.

In Sunday's Inside Baseball column, I make my picks. Some of them, obviously, won't match the fans choices (no Derek Jeter here), so we'll have some points to argue. Here's the recap of my choices for starters:

American League

1B:  Justin Morneau. 2B: Ian Kinsler. 3B: Evan Longoria. SS: Marco Scutaro.

OF: Jason Bay, Ichiro Suzuki, Torii Hunter.

C: Joe Mauer

National League

1B: Albert Pujols. 2B: Chase Utley. 3B: David Wright. SS: Hanley Ramirez.

OF: Raul Ibanez, Ryan Braun, Brad Hawpe.

C: Yadier Molina.

What do you think? Where did I go wrong? Have your say in the comments section.

---Mike Harrington

(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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